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The education of the masses in matters of personal and general hygiene gives the greatest promise of success in our modern campaign against disease. The category of preventable diseases is large and their prevention is generally easily possible under proper personal and general hygienic regulations. In fact, it is certain that a reasonable hygienic regimen imposed for a long period of time and imposed on all individuals in any given region will result in the eradication in that region of certain diseases that are now widely prevalent. It is with a full realization of this fact and of the uselessness of much of our present mortality that prophylactic medicine has of late years become so active. Our text-books on medicine reiterate again and again the necessity for careful hygienic regulation in the prophylactic measures laid down for each disease. Physicians are advising their patients more and more concerning the relation
STOREY TA. THE GYMNASIUM IN THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST DISEASE.. JAMA. 1907;XLIX(3):245. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320030049003